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Champion Lake

Postby Lefty » Tue Nov 06, 2007 1:57 pm

Does anyone know anything about Champion Lake this year. What about the water?
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Postby jowayen@yahoo.com » Mon Nov 12, 2007 11:47 am

Are you referring to Champion Lake near the mouth of the Hatchie River? I've hunted that area several times with good success when the water's up and the temperatures are way down.
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Postby Lefty » Mon Nov 12, 2007 1:39 pm

Yeah that is where i am talking about. Do you know if it has much water this year?
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Postby jowayen@yahoo.com » Tue Nov 13, 2007 9:08 am

I haven't been by there to see. Everything else in west TN is low so I expect it to be down 3 or 4 feet. I would doubt if there's any water spilled over in the woods.
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Postby jowayen@yahoo.com » Wed Nov 14, 2007 11:19 am

Latest report on Champion Lake:
Dried up completely.
It's draw blinds only this year - 4 blinds I think.
Early Sept Season
75 Teal
4 Woodies
3 geese

Reelfoot Nov 10th 11th
3 Woodies
5 Mallards
4 Greys

Secret weapon? Home-design electric tipper decoys. Ducks can't stand to be left out of the feast!!!
Not sold in stores or on-line. Not yet...
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Postby Weiner, Ark duck Hunting » Wed Nov 14, 2007 4:38 pm

Champion is drawn hunt only. Should have had the post cards sent in by Oct 31st. 4 groups drawn per day per weekend. Should be hot for those that put in on it.
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Postby bluemarlin08 » Wed Nov 14, 2007 8:11 pm

I've hunted the lake a couple years ago and whacked the birds.
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Postby Weiner, Ark duck Hunting » Thu Nov 15, 2007 9:25 am

This is the first year that it will be a drawn hunt. You can blame the idiots with SFO Outfitters for making it that way. Guiding on the lake and putting in before they were suppose to and also camping out in the hole next to the refuge to make sure nobody got the hole before them. :rolleyes:
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Postby jowayen@yahoo.com » Thu Nov 15, 2007 1:03 pm

I whish Tennessee would take a page from Arkansas game and fish.

NO GUIDING ON PUBLIC AEAS.

IF A GUY WANTS TO MAKE A LIVING AS A GUIDE, THAT'S FINE.
HE SHOULD HAVE TO DO IT ON HIS OWN PROPERTY!!!
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3 geese

Reelfoot Nov 10th 11th
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5 Mallards
4 Greys

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Not sold in stores or on-line. Not yet...
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Postby TennesseeNW » Thu Nov 15, 2007 8:45 pm

what about private blinds on public lakes?
Can't kill em on the couch.
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Postby jowayen@yahoo.com » Fri Nov 16, 2007 1:52 pm

I don't even want to answer that one.

It's a debate for another thread - one I'm sure will get some people "excited".
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Postby TennesseeNW » Fri Nov 16, 2007 9:13 pm

Yeah i'd say so.
Can't kill em on the couch.
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Postby Lefty » Sun Nov 18, 2007 10:34 pm

How do you draw to hunt there?
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Postby jowayen@yahoo.com » Mon Nov 19, 2007 9:59 am

But I guess if they didn't allow blinds then people would camp out every night all season for the best spots. Or worse - fight over 'em. Damn rednecks. :rofl:
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Postby bluemarlin08 » Mon Nov 19, 2007 9:15 pm

The lake is a killing machine but only in one spot. Hunted a couple of times and wow is all I can say.
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Postby Lefty » Mon Nov 19, 2007 11:00 pm

Does anyone know if you can still sign up to get a blind and when will you know if you get a blind?
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Postby vablindman » Wed Nov 21, 2007 10:19 am

Does anybody know the guys that ran Southern Flight personally? They have screwed me out of some money and I am trying to get in touch with them.
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Postby Weiner, Ark duck Hunting » Tue Nov 27, 2007 1:57 pm

Lefty wrote:Does anyone know if you can still sign up to get a blind and when will you know if you get a blind?

You had to have a post card dated prior to Oct 31st with 3 other names that would be hunting with you. You also had to put 3 different dates on when you wanted to hunt. Try it next year. I was too late for this year.
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